Brownsville’s festive ambience sets the mood for an exciting and fun vacation for the whole family. From our Charro Days festivities in February, to our Latin Jazz Festival in October, it’s no wonder Brownsville is Always a Fiesta!

May
11
Sat
2019
Impressions from Brownsville an Art Exhibit by Juan Velez @ Heratige Museum, Vezzetti Room
May 11 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 27 @ 4:00 PM

Brownsville native, Juan Velez, exhibits his collection of art work featuring historic buildings.  In honor of Preservation Month, the BHA hopes to inspire and educate visitors of the architectural gems displayed.  All art work is available for purchase and a portion of the sales benefit the Brownsville Historical Association.

Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
May
23
Thu
2019
Brownsville Fashion Week @ Historic Downtown Brownsville
May 23 @ 12:00 PM – May 26 @ 1:00 PM
Brownsville Fashion Week @ Historic Downtown Brownsville

Brownsville’s first week-long celebration of local icons, talent, and resistance in fashion. Eight runway shows will feature the emerging talent from the Rio Grande Valley in the fashion industry including; designers, models, and stylists. This inaugural year’s theme is THE START, as the event will serve both as a tribute to the origins of our city’s fashion and arts scene and as a welcome to its new era as an ever-evolving, one-of-a-kind force of expression, resilience, dissent, and joy from a proudly binational community.

Tentative locations include:  Alice Hope Park; Brownsville City Hall; United States Postal Office; La Plaza Parking Garage; Harry E. McNair Park; Carlotta Petrina Museum; and Hotel El Jardin.

Jun
7
Fri
2019
First Friday @ Historic Downtown Venues
Jun 7 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
First Friday @ Historic Downtown Venues

BROWNSVILLE’s entertainment and arts district springs to life for this event with galleries, cafes, bars, artisans, restaurants, performers, musicians, DJ’s, poets and more. Join us for this historic event! Now Introducing the BROWNSVILLE Art Market for all artist to display and sell they’re fine art.

Aug
13
Tue
2019
The Brownsville Raid @ 7th & Park
Aug 13 @ 6:30 PM
The Brownsville Raid @ 7th & Park

Come out and learn about local history and join us for a special edition gravel night ride through Historical Downtown, the Old Fort Brown and connecting roads around it.

The Brownsville Raid of 1906, also known as the “Brownsville Affair,” in Texas resulted in the largest U.S. Army dismissal in the history of the military branch. On the night of August 13th, a shooting spree took place in the town of Brownsville that claimed the life of a White bartender and wounded a Hispanic police officer. Without clear evidence about who was responsible for the shootings, the Whites in town blamed the 25th Infantry Regiment soldiers based on earlier tensions. It was later deemed an injustice against black soldiers.

We will be hosting a special gravel night ride through downtown Brownsville and the gravel backroads that surround it on the anniversary of this incident. There will be a special history presentation preceding the event. Rollout will be 7:00pm and will require both front and rear lights. 20-25 miles. No drop ride, be self sustainable for flats and fuel.